June 8, 2015
How to Ride the Waves of a Mid-Life Catharsis
Hello Beautiful Soul,
I am working with a friend and new client who is at a place in life (mid-life CATHARSIS time!) where he knows he needs to exit from current career (he has known it for a while), BUT it pays well and he has a family to take care of and so he feels paralyzed and burned out.
Sound familiar? It does to me. I was just there a few years ago. And I had an amazing business and life at the time. BUT still, I had been pushing so hard for two decades, I needed rest.
So what is a grown ass adult with a mortgage to do in this situation?
Here is what I did and what I told him as well as other countless clients over the years.
Hopefully it will help you when your mid-life catharsis arives.
Be Grateful for This Time of Confusion
You are definitely in a soul searching place. Congratulations on listenting to the voice inside you that said it is time for a change.
Some questions to ask yourself to figure out what is next are:
– What did you love to do when you were little?
– What would you do every day for happiness if money were not in the equation?
But Money Is Part of the Equation
Now, I know money is part of the equation, but we all have to figure out our happy place of passion first and then we can go about monetizing it into a business or even doing the passion in someone else’s business.
Think of This as a Time for Realignment Now That You are Older and Wiser
Most of us have been brought up to put the money first in our lives.
We believe often very consciously that making money at a passion isn’t possible.
This belief blocks people and leaves them feeling paralyzed and burned out.
The first step I suggest for people is having a “in the meantime” job that you can handle that allows you more freedom than current job and still pays the basic bills.
This type of job is perfectly flawed while you figure it all out and research your options.
Option 1, working for another in new passion or Option 2, starting a business in the new passion.
Either way, good look and let the catharsis begin!
Sheree Keys – CEO, Author, Speaker, Painter